The Friends of St. Mary’s organization, which is planning for the redevelopment of the St. Mary’s Church campus in Dubuque, recently was awarded a $10,000 grant from the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s Cynthia Woods Mitchell Fund for Historic Interiors.
This is the maximum amount awarded for this grant, and money will be used to further assess the condition of St. Mary’s historic interior paint and decorative scheme, as well as the condition of the stained-glass windows.
The Friends of St. Mary’s will host a public informational presentation at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 14, at St. Mary’s Church, 15th and Jackson streets, to discuss the St. Mary’s Church condition assessments, including to document the current condition of painted finishes and stained-glass windows.
St. Mary’s Church is known for its historic High Victorian interior decorative scheme designed and completed in 1912-1913 by ethnic German artisans and craftsmen. The assessments will begin this week.
Tony Kartsonas, of Historic Surfaces, LLC, will complete the interior-paint assessment.
Neal Vogel, of Restoric, LLC, will complete the stained-glass assessment.